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When did you join A2K (or Abuzz)?

 
 
Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:30 am
I think I started using Abuzz around 2000 (but I can't quite remember exactly) and I've been following the system ever since.

It's hard to believe it's coming up on 10 years. I hate to think how many things I must have written, probably could have produced a book by now.
 
sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:32 am
@rosborne979,
So start producin'!

I joined summer-fall (also can't remember exactly, just know that I was still pregnant and sozlet wasn't born until the winter) of 2000. (Abuzz.)
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:32 am
@rosborne979,
December 2002 when I retired and moved from California to New Mexico.

BBB
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:32 am
@rosborne979,

Abuzz: 4/26/01
A2k: 10/28/02

i never did post on Abuzz...
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:33 am
who knows this song
Discussion by djjd62 on 04/06/04 8:47 PM Replies: 2 Views: 250
Tags: Music
Last Post by djjd62 on 04/07/04 9:06 PM


my first post on a2k, but i think i joined the day before
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Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:35 am
@rosborne979,
I joined Abuzz in January 2001, after following a link from the New York Times homepage.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:38 am
@Thomas,
Thomas wrote:

I joined Abuzz in January 2001, after following a link from the New York Times homepage.

Wow, you remember what link you followed. Cool. I can't remember what I had for lunch yesterday Smile
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:39 am
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:

So start producin'!

I've thought about it, but I'm too busy posting on A2K, no time...

sozobe wrote:
I joined summer-fall (also can't remember exactly, just know that I was still pregnant and sozlet wasn't born until the winter) of 2000. (Abuzz.)

Ah ha, we may have joined at the same time. We're practically a couple Wink

Does anyone know when Abuzz came into being?
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:42 am
Joined Abuzz in Dezember 1999 and started posting there a couple of weeks later in 2000.


Here, I joined in September 2002.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:45 am
@rosborne979,
rosborne979 wrote:

Does anyone know when Abuzz came into being?


It became part of the NYT in January 2000, was with the Boston Globe before since ...
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:45 am
@rosborne979,
There was something called Beehive that was local to Boston -- it was supposed to connect experts within fields, an early social networking thing. (Like, if you're in the insurance industry and face an insurance-specific problem, you'd ask a question and someone else in the insurance industry would help.)

The New York Times bought the Beehive software and tried to monetize it and failed. They put a lot of resources into it around the time we joined -- I remember seeing full-page ads on the NYT.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:47 am
@sozobe,
Quote:
Based in Cambridge, MA, Abuzz was co-founded in 1996 by Andy Sack, Shaun Cutts and Andres Rodriguez. The pioneer of expertise management, Abuzz develops solutions to leverage knowledge and experience across any virtual community, from inside the enterprise to across the Internet. It was acquired by The New York Times Company in July 1999, with the goal of creating innovative online communities around specific content areas on the Web.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_1999_Oct_13/ai_56252116
George
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:48 am
Duckboats. I see "Abuzz" and I think "duckboats".
George
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:49 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Quote:
The pioneer of expertise management, Abuzz develops solutions to leverage knowledge and experience across any virtual community, from inside the enterprise to across the Internet.

Cripes.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:50 am
@Thomas,
I joined abuzz around then too, Thomas, also from the times link - but I'm not sure which month.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:50 am
@George,
And when I saw the dugboats, I saw Abuzz Very Happy
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 10:57 am
I was a member of Abuzz, since I think around 1999. This was after it had been around perhaps one year..maybe less.

Been a member on A2K since Nov 22, 2002.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 11:07 am
@rosborne979,
I started lurking on Abuzz in early 2000, but i didn't post until spring or summer 2000. I came there in a truly round about way. I was reading at another bulletin board, and someone suggested looking for some info (can't remember what) at the site of The Times. There, if found a link to the New York Times, and happened to see a link there to Abuzz.

I got an e-mail from Jespah (who had, if i recall, a sort of an Abuzz members master list of some kind) to join here, but didn't sign up until October, 2002.
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 11:10 am
According to Alexa, Abuzz was first registered on August 13, 1996.
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jan, 2009 11:11 am
Looks like May of 04 for me. But I know I read stuff here at least 6 months before I started posting.

Cycloptichorn
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